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Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is responsible for overseeing all activities involving animals at Carleton. As mandated by federal law, the committee must review and approve all research and teaching activities involving animals, to ascertain that these activities meet ethical standards for humane animal care and use, in accord with the standards set out by the NIH and USDA. The IACUC ensures the humane care of animals through the semiannual inspection of animal housing and research facilities, the review of all animal care programs and animal usage protocols, and investigation of any complaints made regarding animal use. In accordance with federal law, the IACUC consists of several Carleton faculty including at least one research scientist, a non-scientist, a veterinarian, and representative from the local community who is not affiliated with the College.

Anyone wishing to report a concern regarding the welfare of animals, concern for human handlers, or concerns about protocol integrity, should contact the attending veterinarian Dr. Rich Lorang at 507-645-4522 or the Institutional Official, Associate Dean Fernán Jaramillo at 507-222-4301.  Dr. Lorang will conduct an initial inquiry into the concerns, and when warranted, the concerns will be forwarded to the IACUC for investigation (the institutional official is an ex-officio member of the IACUC).  In accordance with College policies, investigations will be conducted with the utmost concern for confidentiality for the person bringing the concern forward and any other parties involved. 

Dr. Lawrence Wichlinski, Associate Professor of Psychology, Chair
Psychology, Olin Hall 123
Carleton College
One North College Street
Northfield, MN 55057
507-222-4377

Dr. Fernán Jaramillo, Associate Dean of the College, Institutional Official
Dean of the College Office, Laird Hall 148
Carleton College
One North College Street
Northfield, MN 55057
507-222-4301